Get the best coulotte steak recipe for cast iron searing or grilling this beef cut. Make super tender, juicy “picanha steak”, with complete details on exactly what is coulotte steak and how to cook it. Let’s go!
Make the coulotte steak seasoning. In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to make the dry rub.
Score the coulotte fat cap. Score fat cap in ½ inch perpendicular lines. See Sip Bite Go recipe video for coulotte steak for an example.
Season coulotte steak. Generously sprinkle steak seasoning all over beef cut.
Sear coulotte steak. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and once it becomes hot and shiny and begins to smoke, add the steak, fat side down. Sear steak about 2-3 minutes until a brown crust forms on the side of the beef touching the pan. Flip the steak and sear the other side for about 2-3 minutes until steak forms a brown crust. Quickly sear the edges (using tongs to hold the steak) for 10-20 seconds each to brown them, but not longer so the steak doesn’t overcook.
Use a meat thermometer to check the steak temperature. The steak in the Sip Bite go recipe was cooked to medium rare, almost medium at 135°F-140°F. If steak has not yet reached your desired steak temperature, keep flipping it every 20-30 seconds until it reaches temperature. (I recommend to take it off the heat a little before the desired steak temp has been reached, since it continues cooking off of the heat).
Rest steak on a cutting board for 10 minutes, then serve. You can add 1 tbsp butter, or compound butter as seen on Sip Bite Go, on top of steak at this time to melt and add juicy flavor.
How to grill coulotte steak
Use the same method above, but brush or spray some cooking spray on the grill before adding the steak. Cook steak on high heat (about 500°F). Use the same method of cooking a few minutes on each side, then flipping the steak until it reaches its desired temperature.
Temperature chart for steaks
Rare steak (125-130°F) is still red inside.
Medium rare steak (130-140°F) is red to pink inside.
Medium steak (140-150°F) is mostly pink.
Medium well steak (150-160°F) has just a slight bit of pink inside.
Well cooked steak (160°F) has no red or pink inside.